The body of a male has been found near Ashbourne this afternoon.

A Garda spokesman said, ‘Gardaí in Ashbourne are investigating the discovery of a body in unexplained circumstances this afternoon Saturday 10th December, 2022.

‘The scene is currently preserved and a technical examination will be conducted by the Garda Technical Bureau, who are en route.

‘The office of the State Pathologist have been notified. The results of the post-mortem will determine the course of the investigation.

‘No further information is available at this time and no Garda spokesperson is available.’